Jane Gardam & Adam Mars-Jones at the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2010
Jane Gardam & Adam Mars-Jones
Listen to the 2010 V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize evening with Jane Gardam and Adam Mars-Jones on Monday 25 October 2010, chaired by Paula Johnson.
Novelist and short-story writer Jane Gardam has been garlanded with prizes and awards. Her most recent collection of stories, The People on Privilege Hill, was described by critics as ‘dazzling’ and ‘pitch-perfect’. Adam Mars-Jones, twice selected as one of Granta‘s 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’, is the author of three collections of short stories and two novels, the latest of which, Pilcrow, was praised as ‘a genuine, almost miraculous oddity’. In an evening chaired by RSL prize administrator, Paula Johnson, and built around readings, Jane Gardam opens, followed by Adam Mars-Jones who reads his recent story ‘Irrational Fear of Tom Stoppard’. Finally, after the announcement and presentation of the Royal Society of Literature’s annual V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, the winning entry is read by its author.
We are grateful to Prospect for sponsoring this meeting.